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Marina Cafe

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404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
+1 850-837-7960
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin...
Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 38
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  • 20
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful fine dining in Destin for a great value

Love the atmosphere, the service, and the delicious seafood--we came for the 2 for 1 last year and made sure we came back again this year. We were not disappointed!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Diana S
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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577 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere, the service, and the delicious seafood--we came for the 2 for 1 last year and made sure we came back again this year. We were not disappointed!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can beat the views of the harbor. The food was good and service very attentive. We were a very large group and they handled it perfectly. I had the Ahi Tuna and it was delectable. PLAN TO RETURN AS SOON AS WE CAN.

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Shalimar, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Fairly new to the area, but checking out a lot of local restaurants... First trip to Marina Café was for their Thanksgiving buffet; next several trips for dinner. Not only does this restaurant have a glass wall and outdoor dining area with beautiful views of Destin harbor, it features a big menu that shows tremendous imagination. Small plates, delectable entrees,... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful glass windows make up the wall overlooking the harbor. Get there early enough to watch sun go down. Loved the Shrimp Spring Rolls & the Grouper Checks. My Andoulli sausage encrusted red fish was pretty good. My husbands $32 Grouper plate was dry & tasteless. Coconut Custard Pie was awesome!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I had entrees, a drink and dessert. What a great experience! Our server was attentive but not pushy. When we're in the area, we'll be back again. I can't recommend Marina Cafe enough!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We went here for my birthday & based off the reviews, I thought it was goin to be so good. As we entered the host was nice but I got a snot look from 2 waiters because I came w/ my 2 kids. We were seated & our waiter came over never introduced himself & was so fast. He gave... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been dining at Marina Cafe for over 15 years. We took two of our friends for their first visit. There is a new chef and the menu has changed. The original dishes have been changed. The seared ahi tuna has been changed to a filet which was prepared medium despite our request for rare. The grouper dish was... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've had three meals here over two years time, all excellent, from the tuna to the Peking duck. Spectacular view. Superior wait staff. Priced appropriate for the value. For the more frugal: The bonus is half priced drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 (Happy Hour), and an early bird special, 2nd meal of equal or less cost free.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went for the coconut pie and an evening cocktail. Large portion. Presentation was done like a "foody" would expect. Outside view can be breath taking with the right combination of sun, clouds, etc.

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The view of the Destin harbor, from the Marina Cafe, is spectacular. The 2 for 1 early bird deal between 5 and 6PM is unusual at a restaurant of this caliber. And the food is very good judged by demanding Destin standards. The Marina Cafe has an extensive and impressive menu. My only concern was that my beautifully presented seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-7960

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 50
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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